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CFHTTP can't get page from Amazon

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I am trying to retrieve the code below, but its either giving me a connection failure.

<cfhttp url= "http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004SGVEKM/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1316049910&sr=1-1&condition=new" result= "res" resolveurl="yes">
<cfhttpparam type= "header" name= "Accept-Encoding" value= "deflate;q=0" />
<cfhttpparam type= "Header" name= "TE" value= "deflate;q=0" >
</cfhttp>

<cfdump var= "#res#" >



If i try the same code, but with a different item details page like:
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Episode-Blu-Ray-Commemorative/dp/B004SGVEKM/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1316049910&sr=1-1

Then it works fine.

What is different between the pages or how can i get a return on the other page?
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Question by:theideabulb
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Add a user-agent value

<cfhttp useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.391.0 Safari/533.7" ....>

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by:Brijesh Chauhan
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Amazon does not allow direct calls to that page, user USERAGENT attribute so that amazon things that request is comming form a Web Browser, I tested the below and it works..

<cfhttp url= "http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004SGVEKM/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1316049910&sr=1-1&condition=new" result= "res" resolveurl="yes" useragent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0">
<cfhttpparam type= "header" name= "Accept-Encoding" value= "deflate;q=0" />
<cfhttpparam type= "Header" name= "TE" value= "deflate;q=0" >
</cfhttp>

<cfdump var="#res#">

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by:theideabulb
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Nice and it makes perfect sense.  its great that CF allows you to do that.
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